Top brokers react to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017


“Something for everyone”

Charles Jones, a junior broker at YPI, argues that the size of FLIBS is both a strength and a weakness. “While one ticket allows entry to the whole show, FLIBS might want to consider separating the show into two sections (superyachts and smaller boats) with separate tickets. While the main portion of the show was busy, I noticed that Pier 66 was eerily quiet, and I wonder if they will continue to operate this part in future FLIBS.”

Jones added his voice to the chorus of those supporting the Caribbean charter market, saying: “Most charter boats I spoke to were heading to the Bahamas and I found that charters were still being booked to some degree.”

Photo: Forest Johnson

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